Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona.
Goldman Sachs selected Aossey as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the 3-day event. Aossey joined International Medical Corps, a leading humanitarian organization that delivers emergency medical relief and training programs that build self-reliance, as startup CEO in 1986, shortly after its founding in 1984. She scaled up its efforts from three employees to 4,500, transforming it into a preeminent first-responder and delivering more than $1.5 billion of assistance and training to millions of people in 70 countries. Under her leadership, International Medical Corps has been a first-responder to every major disaster of the last 30 years, including Afghanistan, Rwanda, Darfur, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and Syria.
“It’s a great privilege to be recognized by Goldman Sachs with an award that highlights builders and innovators, and seeks to help businesses succeed globally,” said Aossey. “International Medical Corps focuses on training local people in the world’s hardest-hit areas so that they can recover from crisis and become self-reliant again. We innovated the delivery of lifesaving relief in war and disaster zones – through training. As the startup CEO in 1986, it means a great deal to be recognized for the entrepreneurial spirit that has shaped our work since our founding in 1984.”
“We are honored to recognize Nancy Aossey as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs — the builders and innovators — from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”
For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.